This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Simple SpamCheck

Description

This plugin allows WordPress to block over 95% of spam comments using a time-based hash.

This allows for a minimum sanity check and yet should remove almost all spam comments
without the need to sign up to any third party APIs.

The plugin has been tested in real world conditions for around 12 months. It will not block
real comments and it is pretty effective against spam, however it only uses a very simple
algorithm and for that reason some spam comments may still make it through.

Screenshots

  • What the plugin looks like once activated

Installation

  1. Download the wp-simple-spamcheck.zip plugin to your desktop.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click ‘Add New’.
  4. Select ‘Upload’ from the options at top of the page.
  5. Select the file wp-comment-spamcheck.zip and press ‘Install Now’.
  6. You should get a message saying ‘Plugin Installed successfully’.
  7. Activate the plugin.

TO REMOVE THE PLUGIN

  1. Navigate to the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  2. Scroll down to ‘WP Simple SpamCheck’ plugin.
  3. Click ‘Deactivate’
  4. Scroll down again and click ‘Delete’

Contributors & Developers

“WP Simple SpamCheck” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • New wp-simple-spamcheck plugin released.

1.1

  • upgraded plugin in order to block more spammers.

1.2

  • upgraded plugin in order to block even more spammers.